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Lionel Primary School Playground Rules

 

These rules are designed to promote:

  • A calm and orderly school environment
  • Safety
  • Equality and fairness

 

All the rules are for a good reason!

 

Before School

 

All pupils and parents assemble in the playground.

Staff are on duty from 8:45 and the bell goes at 8:55.

In very bad weather a sign is displayed in the window, near reception, stating that pupils can go into their resource areas. During this time they are expected to sit quietly and may talk or read a book.

 

Can

 

Can’t

Reason

Go to Breakfast Club (use the double doors at the end of the Infant corridor

Come into classrooms or cloakroom (unless the bad weather sign is on display)

Fire regulation – we need to know who is in the building at all times

Play any games like hopscotch, clapping games etc that do not involve running or chasing

Running or chasing games

Many parents have small children or babies in buggies, running and chasing games can result in someone being knocked over or hurt

Talk and joke with friends

Play with footballs or skipping ropes

There is not enough space and parents or little children can get hit by the ball or the rope

 

Scooters, bikes and skateboards are not allowed in the playground. They should be locked in allocated areas

Safety of others in the playground

 

Putting bags and coats in the line to save a place

Belongings cause a hazard if left

 

When the bell goes children should walk to the line. They should line up in single file without talking. Teachers will be on the playground to escort the class in. Children should hang their coats and bags up in the cloakroom and line up outside the classroom until an adult allows them to go in.

 

 

At Playtime

 

Can

 

Can’t

Reason

Play with skipping rope

Tie or wrap skipping ropes around other children

Dangerous

Play football (if it is your classes turn)

Use a hard leather ball or hard plastic ball

Very hard balls can hurt others if kicked too hard

Use the play equipment

Act in a silly or dangerous way on the equipment

Dangerous

 

Play in the bushes or areas outside cloakrooms or out of the adults view

Dangerous

Go to the toilet with permission (collect a band from an adult)

Stay or play in the toilets

Unhygienic and could result in an accident

 

Go into the building without permission

Adults on duty need to know where you are

 

At the end of playtime the teacher will either ring the bell (infants) or blow a whistle (juniors). Children must stand still – and stop their game or conversation.

On the second bell or whistle Children must walk to their line, line up in single file and walk into the building without talking.

Once inside they must line up outside the classroom.

 

Drinks – either before or after play should take no more than 5 minutes. It is better to have a class monitor to collect bottles/cartons etc rather than all children getting up individually to put them away. A tray could be of use.

 

At Lunchtime

 

Can

Can’t

Reason

Play with skipping ropes

Tie or wrap skipping ropes around other children

Dangerous

Play football (if it is your classes turn)

Use a hard leather or hard plastic ball

Very hard balls can hurt others if kicked too hard

Use play equipment

Act silly or dangerous way on the equipment

Dangerous

 

Play in the bushes or areas outside cloakrooms or out of adults view

Dangerous

Go to the toilets (if wearing a band)

Stay or play in the toilets

Unhygienic and could result in an accident

Come into the building if wearing a band

Go into the class or corridor without a band unless going in or out to lunch

Adults on duty need to know where you are

Any poor behaviour or incidents should be reported to the class teacher (triplicate slips)

Who may inform the parents via an Incident Form if necessary. Teachers must act and speak to children who have not behaved well.

Any child being kept in must be supervised by the teacher or T.A.